ASCL comment on Labour’s plan for climate change education

23 May 2019

Responding to Labour’s announcement on climate change education, Geoff Barton, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said:

Pupils already learn about climate change but we agree with Labour that more could and should be done, and it is a good idea to review the national curriculum in this respect. We are particularly encouraged by Labour’s plans to put more focus on learning about renewable energy and green technology jobs as these are excellent career prospects which will help to reshape our world for the better. It is important to ensure that this is not just an add-on to an already packed curriculum and that it is balanced properly with all the other requirements on schools. We would be very happy to work with Labour over the development of these plans.”